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Crowe getting Back on Track

By sstorm Published: April 28, 2007

If the last two days are any indication, Trevor Crowe is getting back to his old self.

That is not only good news for the Aeros, but for the Indians as well. Their No. 1 pick (14th overall) in the 2005 draft has had the Indians brass so worried, they dispatched a handful of instructors to Akron to talk/work/coach/cajole Crowe from the funk that had him hitting .154 through the team's first 14 games of the season.

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Lee Does More Than Help Aeros to Win

By sstorm Published: April 27, 2007

Indians left-hander Cliff Lee graced the mound for the Aeros Friday night and did more than help them to a 5-1 win.

As is common when major leaguers make rehab starts in the minors, Lee figured he'd buy the team a nice post-game spread (meal). Sometimes the big leaguers will spring for a restaurant like Outback or Damons to cater the meal - just something to give the minor leaguers a break from the same old lockeroom food.

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9-6 Aeros Return home Friday for Six-Game Home Stand.

By sstorm Published: April 26, 2007

The Aeros are back at Canal Park Friday night and finally, it looks like they'll get some decent weather. Don't worry, I'm not going to dredge up more boo-hooing over Northeast Ohio's crappy and unpredictable weather in April.

But considering such, I'm encouraged by the fact that depsite snow, rain, heavy winds and six games already postponed (oh those double headers later in the season will be hell), the team is a decent 9-6 and in second place in the Eastren Division, just a half game back of Reading - whom the Aeros just took 3-of-4 from - at Reading, no less.

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By sstorm Published: April 24, 2007

I get a handful of emails a week from people asking about players and just wanting to chat about some particular baseball subject. I thought I'd include a few from the past week as some I've commented on via threads to certain posts, others I've just responded personally.

K.J. wondered what the Aeros might be doing as a tribute to the Virginia tech shootings, especially with starting catcher Wyatt Toregas being a former baseball player at Va. Tech. I plan to check with Toregas when the team returns Friday to see if there's anything special he's done.

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Some Thoughts on the Season so Far

By sstorm Published: April 20, 2007

About three weeks into the season, the Aeros are 6-4 and in second place behind Reading in
the Eastern League Southern Division.

That's not bad considering they've lost six games to bad weather. I've been encouraged by the team's starting pitching as well as the bullpen most games. The hitters always seem to get off to slow starts in cold weather and the delays haven't helped them, either. So I'm not that worried about the offense yet, though I'd like to see it start rolling here as we enter the end of April.

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More Than Baseball on his Mind

By sstorm Published: April 17, 2007

Aeros catcher Wyatt Toregas spent a good portion of Monday on his cell phone calling friends and family to make sure everyone was alright after hearing about the shooting rampage that happened earlier in the day at Virgina Tech - his alma mater.

"To see the footage on TV, it really hit home,'' said Toregas, who was selected by the Indians in the 24th round of the 2004 draft out of the school. "I'm thinking, 'That's the building I used to go to math class at. That's the dorm I lived in during my freshman year.' Luckily, everyone I know who are still there were all O.K.''

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Stop Me if You've Heard this Before, but More Bad Weather

By sstorm Published: April 16, 2007

I'm tired of writing about the weather. I'm sure you all are sick of reading about it, too.

But when a baseball game is started with wind gusts ranging between 30-40 mph, get stuck talking about the weather.

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Slow Start for Crowe

By sstorm Published: April 11, 2007

The Aeros are off to a 2-1 start after completing their first series this season - a three-game homestand against the rival Altoona Curve. I like what I've seen out of the young team so far, but there is one little thing worrying me.

Although I've only got three games in which to disect, I'm a little concerned about outfield prospect Trevor Crowe.

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Aeros Bullpen a Surprising Plus

By admin Published: April 11, 2007

With the Aeros off to a 2-0 start, the most surprising aspect of the 2007 team has been it's bullpen. Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect after the starting five (a solid group anchored by the likes of Chuck Lofgren, J.D. Martin and Scott Lewis) departed on any given game night early in the season.

Not only are there a handful of newcomers in the bullpen mix, but several pitchers are starters being converted to relievers such as Jake Dittler and Jensen Lewis. And the team's closer, Bubbie Buzachero, while a veteran, brings baggage from last season (we'll get back to this soon).

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Lofgren Solid in Double-A Debut

By admin Published: April 10, 2007

Finally...some Aeros baseball to write about!

There's a couple things on my mind after the Aeros finally got the season-opener in after four days of snow delays, namely the encouraging pitching performance of left-hander Chuck Lofgren in the Aeros 6-1 victory Monday.

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Snow, Snow Go Away

By admin Published: April 6, 2007

Here we are two days into the Aeros season and once again I'm sitting at home in front of my computer instead of looking out the pressbox window out onto the beautiful Canal Park field.

More snow, more cold and plummeting temperatures forced Aeros officials to cancel the season opener for the second consecutive day Friday.

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My favorite day of the Year

By sstorm Published: April 5, 2007

Welcome Aeros fans!

If you're looking to learn more about your team, you've come to the right place.

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